Candidates Differ on Bush's Troop Plan

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Democratic candidate Barack Obama told reporters today that he's not impressed with President Bush's recent troop withdrawal announcement, saying the plan "comes up short."

"It is not enough troops, not enough resources, with not enough urgency," Obama said during an impromptu press conferences. "The next president will inherit a status quo that is still unstable."

Meanwhile, opponent John McCain is applauding the President for his decision.

He says the plan "demonstrates what success in our efforts there can look like," and charged that it "stands in clear contrast to the reckless approach long advocated by Sen. Obama."

President Bush announced his plans today to withdraw about 8,000 troops from Iraq by next February, with the possibility of bring more troops home later in 2009.

Before leaving office Bush says he will also add a Marine battalion and Army combat brigade in Afghanistan.

Source: The Associated Press

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